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Rail News: May 2018

May 31

Cleveland transit agency begins East 116th Station project FTA finalizes rule for private investment in transit projects Amtrak introduces assigned seating on Acela trains CP, Teamsters reach tentative deal to end strike AAR: U.S. carloads, intermodal traffic up in Week 21 CSX appoints Schwichtenberg to lead safety efforts APTA: Commuter railroads making progress on PTC Groups reach agreement with OmniTRAX for Hudson Bay Rail, Port of Churchill

May 30

Railinc names Smemoe chief information officer TriMet board nominees confirmed Caltrain marks progress on new electrified fleet UP issues annual sustainability report CSX recognizes 64 companies for chemical safety efforts LA Metro OKs light-rail studies for West Santa Ana Branch Teamsters go on strike at CP; IBEW reaches tentative pact Ed Hamberger to receive 2018 Railroad Innovator Award from Progressive Railroading, RailTrends

May 29

Rail supplier news from DTi, Strato, Transit Wireless and WSP (May 29) Georgia Ports Authority moved record TEUs in April AASHTO leader Wright announces retirement House committee OKs $2.6 billion for FTA's CIG program LRW opens nominations for 'Outstanding Woman of the Year' CSX hires consultant to conduct safety assessment TCRC, IBEW reject CP's final contract offer, issue strike notice Norfolk Southern joins BiTA

May 25

NJ Transit rolls out interactive touchscreens at rail stations FTA makes grants available for TOD planning California signs off on grant to connect ACE, BART KCS promotes Adamiak to VP energy, industrial development OmniTRAX Energy boosts storage capacity in Eagle Ford Basin SEPTA OKs FY19 capital, operating budgets BNSF certifies Ceres' Saskatchewan terminal site NS dedicates rail bridge in NY's Letchworth State Park

May 24

DHS announces anti-terrorism grant opportunities CN locomotive engineers ratify five-year contract NTSB slates two-day hearing on fatal Amtrak crashes NYCT's Byford unveils 10-year subway repair plan CN to acquire 1,000 new hopper cars Intermodal rail volume reaches near-record in Week 20 RAC calls on Canadian government to boost short-line funding Colorado DOT, Virgin advance hyperloop study

May 23

Rail supplier news from Miner, Wavetronix, dFuzion, HNTB and Network Rail Consulting (May 23) New York City Transit plans subway service increase CTA kicks off security initiative FRA to host webinar on PTC grant program TEXRail train storage facility opens LA's Regional Connector project reaches halfway mark iChurchill calls off Hudson Bay Railway acquisition G&W: Huron Central Railway to halt operations

May 22

MBTA to install PTC on Worcester Line Trees named to DCTA's board Chicago RTA adds Sager to board Center for LNG joins TRANSCAER sponsors Amtrak to rehab Acela Express train interiors Long Island Rail Road unveils plan to tackle delays Kansas City Southern promotes Walczak, Parkerson, Godderz Report: CSX to beef up safety resources

May 21

Metra OKs new day pass, fare zone reassignments Portland Streetcar logged ridership record in April Virginia International Gateway launches new terminal operating system STB: Class I workforce up slightly in mid-April Senate committee OKs Drake as FTA leader Survey: Many ports need better rail access California panel OKs $704 million in gas-tax funding for LA Metro GE to merge rail division with Wabtec

May 18

NJ Transit launches new train fare collection technology Massachusetts DOT unveils $17.3 billion capital investment plan WMATA's Wiedefeld orders assessment of Silver Line concrete Bill would make assault of rail crew members a federal crime CN fined for renewable fuels violation FTA: Minneapolis' amended Southwest light-rail project meets environmental regs Canada commits federal funding for freight-rail projects in British Columbia APTA: Transit repair backlog harms U.S. economy

May 17

Rail supplier news from Savage, Trinity, ENSCO and HNTB (May 17) Milwaukee receives second streetcar from Brookville CIRB changes voting dates for CP labor contract Minneapolis light-rail project cost jumps to $2 billion California panel OKs grant funds for grade separations Blacklands Railroad opens terminal at Northern Nevada Railport Montreal transit agency gets green light to buy more Azur trains Rail traffic rose 5.8 percent in Week 19

May 16

National Mediation Board reorganizes offices CN awards rail-car inspection contract to Duos Technologies Brightline forms partnership with Lyft PANYNJ names Cetnar police department superintendent Trudeau pledges funding for Calgary's Green Line light-rail project FTA certifies Maryland's transit-rail safety oversight program FRA announces $250 million in PTC grants AAR's Hamberger to retire in 2019

May 15

Rail supplier news from GE, Savage, Kelso and Hanson (May 15) Ohio panels OK rail-crossing projects in Sandusky, Wood counties Las Vegas Railway Express names Schillinger president Metrolink to reduce fares on San Bernardino Line Durbin asks FRA to address Amtrak on-time performance issues AAR report outlines tech's influence on rail safety, reliability FTA awards $75 million grant for Sound Transit's Tacoma Link extension Port of Quebec projects to include rail infrastructure

May 14

Ottawa leaders lay final piece of rail for O-Train Confederation Line BRS members OK labor pact with Amtrak NYCT preps for Penn Station subway complex repairs Santa Cruz RTC considers new rail operator pact NJ Transit names Viqueira CFO UP hires Ponthier as senior VP supply chain, improvement Brightline to begin Miami service May 19 Canada, Quebec to fund Lac-Megantic rail bypass

May 11

Rail supplier news from NRC, Siemens, LAN, AECOM and WSP USA (May 11) Bakersfield OKs California high-speed rail station plans Pacific Harbor's Cliatt chairs LA's World Trade Week New York's MTA rejoins APTA, Hakim elected to board Unions urge FRA to prioritize safety in rail automation Ex-CEO Boardman knocks Amtrak management's decisions PATH tests new passenger screening technology Squires: NS meeting key business goals

May 10

TriMet to renovate East 162nd Avenue light-rail station Metra to wrap up Beverly Branch tie replacement Metrolink readies second Burbank Airport station for opening Florida East Coast Railway joins BiTA Norfolk Southern partners with startup accelerator Plug and Play AAR: Carload, intermodal traffic growth continues FTA OKs West Virginia's rail safety oversight program ASLRRA signs Herzog to offer PTC support to members

May 9

Rail supplier news from voestalpine, TRAC, NRC, REMSA and Cambridge Systematics (May 9) Kansas City Streetcar marks two years of service MBTA taps Hardesty & Hanover to design commuter-rail bridge BLET celebrates 155th anniversary OmniTRAX joins BiTA APTA to Trump: Use rescinded funds for rail, bus repairs VIA Rail logged ridership, revenue growth in 2017 Federal grant to boost rail connection to Port of Pascagoula

May 8

Indiana DOT seeks applicants for rail-crossing improvement grants Sound Transit taps Billen to lead planning, project development Court ruling authorizes Carload Express to operate Pennsylvania short lines Amtrak, UP ranked among top employers for veterans WMATA to rebuild 20 rail station platforms AAR, NS seek flexibility in rail automation regs Metrolinx, IO sign Mosaic Transit to build Finch West light-rail project BNSF posts 37 percent gain in Q1 net income

May 7

BLET, CN-IC reach tentative contract LA Metro unveils 2028 mobility plan OSHA solicits input on rail, trucking whistleblower laws PATH on track to meet PTC deadline Librera named head of NYCT's subways department NTSB issues initial report on fatality at LIRR station Rail expansion slated for crude-oil transload facility Amtrak, Texas Central OK ticketing agreement

May 4

Tensar hosts U.S. Rep. Scott for plant tour Rail supplier news from Railinc, FreightCar America, ARI, Koppers and CIT Group (May 4) NYCT inks contract for paint, repair work along Flushing Line Ohio panel OKs grade crossing work by CSX Pierce, Pruitt and Joynt elected to Teamsters Rail Conference leadership roles Meyer named UTA's interim executive director amid agency restructuring Amtrak issues RFQ for Philadelphia station First Nations, private firm agree to acquire Hudson Bay rail line, port

May 3

TriMet preps for elevator rehab project TransLink unveils details of Vancouver transit investment plans CTA issues final RFP for first phase of Red, Purple line modernization Texas Central picks Bechtel to manage bullet-train project TCRC, IBEW to vote on Canadian Pacific's contract proposals California agencies OK funds for major grade separation project CN meeting grain car order demand in western Canada AAR: U.S. rail traffic up 5 percent in April

May 2

Study: Baltimore agency 'safest' among largest U.S. transit systems Metra breaks ground on mechanical shops expansion Kansas City Southern recognized for IT innovation Canada pledges funding for GO Transit bi-level coaches UP to repower locomotives to cut emissions in California CN to purchase 350 lumber cars Amtrak marks 47 years, nets funds for Pacific Surfliner improvements IANA: Q1 intermodal growth strongest since 2014

May 1

Rail supplier news from nVent, STV, Siemens and Progress Rail (May 1) UTA marks 10 years of FrontRunner commuter-rail service KCS partners with CloudMoyo to modernize railroad operating system San Diego MTS opens first new trolley station in years DCTA targets commuter-rail extensions in FY18 strategic plan Norfolk Southern receives chemical industry award for safety UP 'safest' Class I for employees G&W reports Q1 income, revenue growth << Previous Next >>
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